Norwegian shipping company Hagland Shipping has placed a contract with Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes for construction of one more self-discharging bulk carrier of 5,000dwt. The total investment for this ship will be about NOK 150 million (US$ 16.9 million), Hagland said.
The design will emphasise zero emissions in harbour and substantial reduction of emissions during sailing. The aim is to achieve greener short sea shipping through reduced greenhouse gases and reduced noise from its fleet.
Together with the two vessels already under construction, the three new bulkers will replace older ships with traditional propulsion systems with a modern, optimised vessel with plug-in battery hybrid propulsion systems which meet IMO Tier III requirements. Compared to the oldest vessels in Hagland’s existing fleet, the new ships are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 40% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 to 95%. The vessels will also be prepared for zero-emission technology.
The vessel now ordered is scheduled to be delivered in mid 2023 while the two previous ships are due to be delivered this summer and during the first quarter of 2023. All the ships will operate in the Norwegian International Ship registry.
Hagland Shipping orders another bulker